The writing style is simple and blends in shades of contemporary into historical fiction. This story is a heady combination of adventure, fantasy, politics, and romance.
A Second Chance is an enjoyable and endearing read. Padma and Naren stay with you even after you have finished the book. This is a feel-good story that reinforces the belief that everyone deserves a second chance, regardless of age.
Lalitha Ramanathan shares the story ‘Eye Spy Some Truths and a Lie’ for #FlashFiction4 submission for Tale-a-thlon. Read it here. The window for #submission closes tonight at 11:59pm, so if you’re participating, send in your #stories now.
Lalitha Ramamnathan shares her story ‘Frozen’ for Tale-a-thlon #FlashFiction 2. Read it here.
The window for #submission closes tonight at 11:59pm, so if you’re participating, send in your #stories now.
Rasika Bhatia’s The Great India Tamasha is a laugh riot and a book that deserves its TV series or reality show! Rasika is the founder of Wedding Commitments, a bespoke wedding planning company. Her wedding planning experiences pull us into the crazy, chaotic world of the big fat Indian wedding.
The story is fresh and maintains a fast pace throughout, there are quite a few unexpected twists. The reader will enjoy the bits of Shakespearean dialogues interspersed during the rehearsals and in the riddles that Varsha formulates. The author has captured the pulse of a small town in Karnataka, right from the customs, food, and traditions. The twist at the end takes the reader by surprise, making you feel happy and sad at the same time.
This novel captures the pulse of Tinsel Town- the glamour, the glitz, the gossip, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is a refreshing take on the struggles of an artiste, their friendships, success, failure, and self-discovery. The standout in this book is the humour; it isn’t stereotypical and is genuinely funny and refreshing. This book can be read in one day and in one go.
The plot is unique and has chills and thrills. The initial hints of occult and fiendish villains make it quite spooky. Mathew’s character has been well etched to depict the troubled protagonist battling regrets from the past. The final reveal and explanation takes the reader by surprise.
The author’s language is simple and sophisticated; the reader longs to sample the smooth and silky Divine chocolate that she describes in detail. What works for the book is its breakneck pace, twists, and theme of corporate espionage.
I do laud the courage and creativity of the author to write on a subject that is often considered taboo and blend it with something entertaining like sport, rendering a novel presentation. Cricket lovers will enjoy this book which carries a unique message on mental health.
This book is a perfect blend of history, mythology, folklore, and tradition, helping the reader learn about the culture and customs of a community. What is intriguing is how the author introduces each story and explains its origin, be it a folktale, a regional song, or just a story narrated to him by his teacher or family. He also correlates the locations with current geography. The narrative includes many regional words, making it authentic.